Parents, Elders & Teens
1. Open communication
2. Learn from the their Experience &
3. The need to feel heard- both ways
4. The desire for their family life to be a
5. To learn and test healthy limits
6. To find unconditional acceptance
Parents, Teens and Sexuality
Rules & Consequences
TEENS Expect from Parents
Express concern, but not criticism.
Stay interested, but respect their privacy.
Be alert to their sensitivities, without joking or
Look for positive ways to solve a problem and
not dwell on the negative.
Catch them doing something right.
Be available, without hovering over them.
Show their love, even if teens don’t seem to care.
CONCERNS of PARENTS
A condom falls out of your son’s jacket pocket
Sexual exploration with another child of opposite sex
Discover a magazine with pictures of naked women
Discovering that the child is visiting pornographic
sites on the Internet
Notice a ward is touching their genitals a lot
Touching sexual parts of adults
Child loves to take their clothes off
Child and talking about sexual topics
Boyfriends & Girlfriends
Career & Education